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Old February 2nd, 2010, 03:55 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
TimvG
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Default Forcing Word to re-draw a table to remove glitches

Sometimes when you are manipulating or navigating around a complex
table, particularly one with lots of nested tables, a glitch appears
in the laying out of the table, e.g. superfluous space in a row.
Usually, this glitch disappears when Word next lays out the table and
recalculates the screen position of all the borders. This happens when
the next action on the table takes place.

Question: is there a way to directly request Word to re-draw a
table?

What I'm hoping to find is something like "Selection.Tables(1).Redraw"
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 04:41 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
Doug Robbins - Word MVP
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Default Forcing Word to re-draw a table to remove glitches

How about Page Up then Page Down?

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"TimvG" wrote in message
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Sometimes when you are manipulating or navigating around a complex
table, particularly one with lots of nested tables, a glitch appears
in the laying out of the table, e.g. superfluous space in a row.
Usually, this glitch disappears when Word next lays out the table and
recalculates the screen position of all the borders. This happens when
the next action on the table takes place.

Question: is there a way to directly request Word to re-draw a
table?

What I'm hoping to find is something like "Selection.Tables(1).Redraw"


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Old February 2nd, 2010, 01:25 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
TimvG
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Default Forcing Word to re-draw a table to remove glitches

Thanks for the suggestion - tried it - Page Up Page Down seems to fix
some of the glitches but not all.* But the main problem is that it
would be very discombobulating for the user, with the view of page
jumping around. Even if ScreenUpdating is turned off (something that
doesn't seem to work for me, BTW) there would still be a jumping
around effect for the user, because the PU-PD sequence doesn't always
return you to the same view.

* I think there are two kinds of glitches. Some are purely a matter
of the display; these *are* fixed when the view of the table is
refreshed. Others are deeper - they are to do with Word's
calculations of the table dimensions. Word can only fix these by
recalculating the table dimensions, something which is forced when you
make some structural change to the table. I'm wondering how to make
Word recalculate table dimensions without making a structural
change.


On Feb 2, 3:41*pm, "Doug Robbins - Word MVP"
wrote:
How about Page Up then Page Down?

--
Hope this helps,

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

Please reply only to the newsgroups unless you wish to obtain my services on
a paid professional basis.

"TimvG" wrote in message

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Sometimes when you are manipulating or navigating around a complex
table, particularly one with lots of nested tables, a glitch appears
in the laying out of the table, e.g. superfluous space in a row.
Usually, this glitch disappears when Word next lays out the table and
recalculates the screen position of all the borders. This happens when
the next action on the table takes place.


Question: is there a way to directly request Word to re-draw a
table?


What I'm hoping to find is something like "Selection.Tables(1).Redraw"


 




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